Seattle Startup LevelTen Raises $6.8 Million To Ease Renewable Energy Purchasing

Seattle Startup LevelTen Raises $6.8 Million To Ease Renewable Energy Purchasing

The Seattle startup LevelTen Energy has raised $6.8 million from investors for a dynamic two-sided marketplace that helps corporations purchase clean power, GeekWire reported. The platform could make it easier for smaller corporations to buy solar, wind, and other kinds of renewable energy. LevelTen Energy, … Read more…

Edwards Air Force Base Begins Solar Panel Installation Project

Edwards Air Force Base Begins Solar Panel Installation Project

A project to install solar panels on 368 military family homes on Edwards Air Force Base in California started this month. The collaboration between the 412th Civil Engineer Group and Corvias, a development, construction and property management firm that manages the homes at the base, … Read more…

New Solar Technology to Increase Energy Production by 30% Per Day

New Solar Technology to Increase Energy Production by 30% Per Day

  A new solar tracking technology is increasing energy production by 30% per day, adding to the return on investment of rooftop solar arrays. Edisun Microgrids, a solar technology company, and West Hills Construction, Inc. announced a partnership to develop up to 20 MW of … Read more…

Largest Utility-Scale Energy Storage Installation for Massachusetts Planned

Largest Utility-Scale Energy Storage Installation for Massachusetts Planned

ENGIE North America and Holyoke Gas & Electric announced plans this week for a 3-megawatt utility-scale energy storage installation in Massachusetts that they say will be the largest in the state once completed. The new installation project calls for a series of batteries at the … Read more…

Cincinnati Mayor Proposes Ohio’s Largest Municipal Solar Panel Project

Cincinnati Mayor Proposes Ohio’s Largest Municipal Solar Panel Project

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says he wants to install Ohio’s largest municipally-sponsored solar panel project within two years, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. If the project succeeds, it could generate 20% of the electricity required for city operations, according to the mayor’s office. The mayor’s solar … Read more…

Japan Moves Toward Microgrids and Distributed Power Generation

Japan Moves Toward Microgrids and Distributed Power Generation

To increase resiliency, Japanese cities are quietly moving away from large-scale power toward microgrids, distributed generation, and smart energy systems, Reuters reports. The switch is being led by Higashi-Matsushima, a coastal city of nearly 40,000 in Miyagi Prefecture that was hit by the 2011 earthquake … Read more…

Georgia Power Introduces Renewable Energy Development Initiative for C&I Customers

Georgia Power Introduces Renewable Energy Development Initiative for C&I Customers

Georgia Power launched a new Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI) for commercial and industrial customers on Tuesday. The voluntary program offers hourly credits matching production as well as solar renewable energy credits from up to 200 megawatts of renewable resources, the electric utility announced. Commercial … Read more…

New Energy Storage Deployments Hit Record in the US

New Energy Storage Deployments Hit Record in the US

More than 40% of the 38 megawatts of new energy storage installed in the US during the second quarter of this year was in homes and businesses compared to 9% in the first quarter, Reuters reported. The relatively small energy storage market is growing rapidly, … Read more…

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